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The Convalescent

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 8, 2009

Jessica Anthony,
MFA Creative Writing ’04

McSweeney’s, 2009

The Convalescent tells the story of an unlikely hero named Seymour Akos Pfliegman. Set in the Virginia suburbs, the story mixes Hungarian history with the hero’s entrepreneurial adventures.

Anthony has been published in Best New American Voices, Mid-American Review, and New American Voices 2006. She won McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award in 2004.

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